Georgia Tech vs. Boston College Football Betting Analysis & Pick (Updated Odds)
Legit betting sites favor the home team by 3.5 points when Georgia Tech and Boston College meet in an Atlantic Coast Conference game on Saturday in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Georgia Tech vs. Boston College NCAAF Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Georgia||+3 (+105)||54½ (-110)||+145|
|Boston||-3 (-125)||54½ (-110)||-165|
Betting Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
The Yellow Jackets are the road dogs per the best online sportsbooks. Georgia Tech was crushed 73-7 by No. 1 Clemson. The loss to the Tigers was especially hard for head coach Geoff Collins. The 66-point loss was the program’s most lopsided in the modern era. Additionally, it followed a feel-good win over Louisville.
“We’ve got to learn how to handle success,” Collins said. “We are well-versed in handling setbacks and learning from our mistakes and getting better from there. We’ve got to get better handling success. We’ve got to learn and learn quickly. The vision and goal and development of the program is happening, but we’ve got to learn how to handle success.”
Georgia Tech QB Jeff Sims struggled with the Clemson defense. He had one of his least productive performances. The freshman went 6-for-13 for 81 yards with a 59-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Camp that had the game tied in the first quarter. But he was intercepted once and sacked five times.
Sims has passed for 1,025 yards and six touchdowns with nine picks this season. He has rushed for 228 yards and three TDs. Freshman Jahmyr Gibbs leads the run game. He has 299 yards on the ground. He has scored five TDs, two on the ground and three from his 11 catches for 169 yards.
Betting Boston College Eagles
The Eagles are the home faves according to legit betting sites. Boston College was creamed 40-14 by the-No. 23 Virginia Tech. That loss was all about turnovers. Phil Jurkovec threw for 345 yards and two TDs. He was intercepted two times and the Eagles lost three fumbles. The turnovers led to 20 Virginia Tech points. It was out of character for the Eagles. They had only given the ball away thrice in their first four games. They had not lost the ball more than five times in one game since 2009.
“Win or lose, I stress the process and I stress the importance of getting better every week,” first-year Boston College head coach Jeff Hafley said. “Unfortunately, in football, if you make big mistakes like we did, you can’t win. We’ll watch the tape closely and we’ll get better.”
BC has to be on guard for GT’s run game, which averages 195.6 yards per game. “If you can’t stop the run, you can’t win,” Boston College linebacker Max Richardson said, “and I think when (Virginia Tech) got the run game going, the quarterback got a lot of confidence from that and his momentum was going all game.”
Boston College has done a decent job against the run. They allow 134 yards per game. However, the Hokies averaged 8.5 yards per carry. That made a dent on the Eagles’ stats for the season. Offensively, Boston College depends on Jurkovec. The sophomore has passed for 1,526 yards and 10 TDs. Hunter Long has 35 catches, 416 yards and three TDs. Zay Flowers has 28 catches, 462 yards, four touchdowns. David Bailey has 189 rushing yards.
Georgia Tech vs. Boston College NCAAF Pick
These schools haven’t played one another since 2016. That was a 17-14 Georgia Tech win in a game held in Dublin. Georgia Tech leads the series 7-2. Boston College last beat the Yellow Jackets in 2007.
Georgia Tech has enjoyed a few good games this season. But their offensive can’t make up for all the points they’re surrendering. The Yellow Jackets have allowed 186 points in their last four games. That makes it hard to get wins. Boson College isn’t top-notch, but they’re a strong mid-level school that should be able to score enough points against Georgia Tech to cover the spread at legit betting sites.